Our aim is to provide some orienteering fun and competition during these difficult times. Our event at Easter was our first and we learnt a lot, so hopefully this one turns out even better than that!
Important: All times are British Summer Time (BST), which is GMT+1 and CEST-1.
To allow us to finalise results each day, you MUST complete all stages and submit your scores by the times indicated below. If you’re late submitting your score, you’ll lose 50 points (unless your lateness is caused by the organisers).
You can complete the Day 1 and Day 2 stages on Friday or Saturday, as long as you complete all the stages for both days by 20:00 on Saturday. We’ve done this to give you greater flexibility, based on feedback from our Easter Championships.
Day 1 – Friday 24th April
|00:01||Stages for Day 1 and Day 2 available|
Day 2 – Saturday 25th April
|20:00||Deadline for finishing Day 1 and Day 2 stages and submitting scores|
|21:00||Stages for Day 3 available|
Day 3 – Sunday 26th April
|16:00||Deadline for finishing Day 3 stages and submitting scores|
|19:00||Livestream of knock-out sprint final|
Please see the main Sprint Weekend page for initial information about the stages. When we finalise the stage information, we’ll change Draft to Live in the table. If we make any changes between the draft and the live details, we’ll underline these changes in the live details.
Age classes, categories and prizes
- Under 17 (M/W16-)
- Under 13 (M/W12-)
- 10-stage (with Catching Features)
- 7-stage (without Catching Features)
There are prizes for the best competitors in all age class/category combinations.
You can find further information about Catching Features on the stage information pages.
If you’ve entered the knock-out competition, DO NOT play the stages in individual competition mode. Please see the separate page for further information on the knock-out.
Catching Features knock-out competition timings (all BST):
|First round||Friday evening to Saturday morning|
|Second round||Saturday afternoon to evening|
Registration for the knock-out competition has now closed.
The Catching Features terrain that we’re using for this weekend has been created by Color, based on real orienteering maps.
We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop for some stages, rather than a phone or tablet.
We also recommend using a mouse, rather than a touchpad, especially if you’re playing Catching Features.
Results and scoring
We’ve created a new results system for this event. Thanks to James and Simon Errington for their work on it!
You’ll use the new system both to upload your results for each stage and to see your position in the overall rankings. Hopefully this will be much smoother than it was for our Easter Championships!
We’ve also changed the scoring format in the last few days, for technical reasons linked to the new results system.
We’ll award points for each stage by ranking your performance against the other competitors. First place gets 1000 points, second place 999 points, third place 998 points, and so on. If you fail to complete a stage, you get 0 points.
To get the overall results in each category, we’ll add up the points from your best stages:
- For the 10-stage category, your best 8 stages count towards your total points.
- For the 7-stage category, your best 6 stages count towards your total points.
The person with the highest total points is the winner!
If you miss the deadline for submitting your score for a stage, you’ll lose 50 points (unless your lateness is caused by the organisers).
We’ll post final results each day at about 21:00 BST or as soon as possible afterwards.
We’ve given everyone a competition number to help us manage the results. You can find your competition number here. If you took part in the Easter Championships, you should have the same number.
Honesty is crucial! In some stages it’s possible to cheat, but we’re trusting that you won’t. For each stage, your first attempt is the one that counts. #fairplay
We’ll be hosting a live daily roundup at 20:00 BST each evening, where we’ll discuss the day’s stages with competitors and course setters.
- Friday roundup (hosted on Facebook, but you don’t need a Facebook account to watch)
- Saturday roundup (back on twitch, much better!)
- Sunday roundup
We’ve created a Facebook group for Sprint Weekend competitors. Many people who took part in the Easter Champs said that it was one of the best parts of the weekend – a way to get a bit of that big event atmosphere!
Remember to wait until after the deadline for each day before posting anything that might help people on that day’s stages.
If you’re not on Facebook, we’ll post any announcement we make in the Facebook group on our Twitter account, which you don’t need an account to access.
If you have general questions, it’s best to post them on the Facebook group, because others might be able to help you more quickly than we can (we might be sleeping!). Alternatively, you can contact us here or by email.
This competition is designed to give you all some orienteering fun! If you do need to make a protest, you can email us and we’ll consider it – but the organiser’s decision is final!
Big thanks to our sponsors:
- CompassPoint – orienteering equipment
- JWOC 2021 – providing maps for the Sprint Weekend
- Mitchell Maps – the official UK OCAD reseller. You can get 20% off OCAD subscriptions until the end of May plus free support when you buy through Mitchell Maps
- Sprint Scotland – sprint racing and training in Scotland
- Forest Challenge Game – orienteering board game
- Catching Features – offering a 40% discount to all competitors